Is it worth it to sign up for a regular HVAC maintenance plan? We often get asked this question by both homeowners and even business owners. The truth is that a maintenance plan may seem like a “gimmick” sold by HVAC companies to add on to your bill. We find that most people that are hesitant about signing up for a plan are confused about what they’re buying into, or why it matters in the long run.

 

Why HVAC Systems Need Regular Maintenance

As professionals, we can’t overstate the importance of regular maintenance for your HVAC system. Your heating and cooling systems are complex machines that contain an array of moving parts. If the unit doesn't receive regular service, these components can accumulate wear and tear over time and lead to minor issues that can cause significant problems. Keep in mind that these expenses shouldn’t be taken lightly, as a new system can cost upwards of $2,000 or more.

 

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Think of your unit as a machine that’s similar to your vehicle. Cars are major investments that require consistent care in many different ways: regular gas fill-ups, oil changes, cleanings, and more. You’re supposed to bring your car to get major tune-ups every 3,000 miles, and you should have your HVAC system serviced semi-annually. Just like a car, a clean HVAC system will run much more efficiently and effectively, whereas a corroded one will wear out faster and be more costly. These systems often end up requiring expensive repairs or even early replacement.

 

Saving Money in the Long Run

Semi-annual inspections and professional cleanings ensure your HVAC system is running correctly and will extend the life of your system with proper maintenance. The Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service and Gulf States Power found that you can save (on average) $32.76 on your monthly utility bill just by having your system tuned up yearly. Professionals typically recommend that your system is tuned up semi-annually to ensure efficiency during different seasons.

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Remember: not only does your system run more efficiently with regular maintenance, but it will last much longer.  A system operating at peak efficiency means that it isn’t expending unnecessary energy to perform its essential functions. Having a longer-lasting system could mean only needing to replace it once every 15 years instead of 2 or 3 times. Maintenance plans provide more efficiency, longer equipment life, and consumer confidence.

 

What to Look for in a Maintenance Plan

Our maintenance plans offer many immediate and long-term benefits that improve your system's function and lower your monthly energy costs. Some of the most outstanding benefits of our maintenance program include the following:

  • No Overtime Rates: Save money with no overtime rates on weekends, after-hours and holidays.
  • Lower Utility Bills: Tune-ups provided by our maintenance plans result in savings on your monthly electric bill. An HVAC system that gets regular tune-ups will maintain 95% of its original efficiency.
  • Priority Scheduling: You'll be placed on a priority schedule and receive same-day service any time of the year.
  • Trusted Service: Dave Broussard A/C & Heating has been in business for over 10 years, giving our clients in Acadiana quality, affordable service.

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Customers who are on our HVAC maintenance plan enjoy comprehensive maintenance services that facilitate optimal efficiency, reduce damages done to units by normal wear, and help to avoid more severe complications in the future. Our customers typically find that they’re saving money and that their system is running more efficiently after regular cleanings and tune-ups.

 

Our AC Maintenance Plan Check-up List:

✓ Check Thermostat Settings. Ensure your system keeps you comfortable and saves energy while you're away.

✓ Check & Tighten all electrical connections & measure voltage & current on motors.

Lubricate All Moving Parts. Parts that lack proper lubrication cause friction in motors and increase the amount of electricity used.

Check & Inspect the Condensate Drain. A clogged drain can cause water damage & affect indoor humidity.

Check System Controls. Assure system starts, operates & shuts off properly.

Clean Evaporator & Condenser A/C Coils. Dirty coils reduce your system's ability to cool and cause it to run longer, costing you more.

Check A/C Refrigerant Level. Too much or too little will make your system less efficient.

Clean & Adjust Blower Components. Airflow problems can reduce system efficiency by up to 15%.

Check Gas/Oil Connections, Gas Pressure, Burner Combustion & Heat Exchanger. Bad connections can be a fire hazard and cause the system to operate less safely & efficiently.

 

We hope that the information we’ve shared has answered your questions about HVAC maintenance plans and encouraged you to keep your system regularly tuned up. Call us at 337-401-3484 to find out all of the details about our maintenance plans. Our customer service representatives are available to answer your questions Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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Let Dave Broussard Manage Your Home’s A/C & Heating Needs!

Contact the trusted professionals at Dave Broussard A/C & Heating today. The team here at Dave Broussard AC & Heating is not only dedicated to serving all of your home comfort needs but also making sure there’s a little extra money in your wallet. Considering the fact that home comfort takes a significant portion of what Americans spend every year, there’s always room to save.

If you have any more questions regarding how you can be more comfortable and efficient, give us a call or contact us here! We’re ready to answer any question you may have.